Global consulting and technology company Indra has won a €47m contract from air navigation service provider Etablissement National de la Navigation Aérienne (ENNA) to overhaul Algeria’s entire air traffic management system.
Under the terms of the contract, the company will also renew Algeria’s air surveillance system and air navigation communications.
In Algeria, Indra will deploy the same technology and capacities as implemented in Europe, enabling ENNA to comply with the strict norms of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The scope of the contract includes modernisation of the regional control centre in Algiers and construction of a new centre at Tamanrasset.
Indra will also be responsible for renovating the systems of the approach control centres at Algiers, Annaba, Constantine, Oran, and Hassi Messaoud.
The company will also supply ENNA with two air traffic management simulators, which will support adaptation to the new automation system while helping to train its controllers.
The project will also focus on enhancing surveillance throughout the country’s airspace by installing 11 radar stations equipped with four primary radars and nine mode S secondary radars, as well as 13 ADS-B surveillance stations.
The air traffic controllers’ workstations will also be equipped with Garex 300 digital voice communications supported by a network of 27 VSAT satellite stations with two hubs for the space segment, in addition to 30 VHF stations and over 20 HF stations.
This digital communications network will deliver a ground-air link to the pilots, ensuring the transmission of control and radar data to the centres, and add communications between the various control centres.
ENNA will also receive logistic support such as training, technical support, guarantees, spare parts, repairs, and updates from Indra throughout the whole lifecycle of the system.
The modernisation project is set to be completed in one and a half years.